Honor View20 with 48MP camera launched in India for ₹37,999

Honor View20 with 48MP camera launched in India for ₹37,999

Honor’s latest flagship, the Honor View20, has all the features that one can expect out of a late 2018 flagship. Launched at an event in China in December 2018 and announced internationally at an event in France last week, Huawei’s sub-brand Honor has now launched the Honor View 20 in India.

Honor View 20

Honor View20 Specifications

DesignIn-screen camera (display hole), V shape color edge, Nano texture with aurora effect
Display6.4-inch 19.25:9 IPS LCD; 2310×1080 (398ppi), 4.5mm display hole
91.82% screen-to-body ratio
Rear Cameras48MP Sony IMX586, f/1.8 lens, 1/2″ CMOS size, 0.8µm, Quad-Bayer pixel binning, 78-degree angle
Sony IMX316 3D Time-of-Flight (TOF) sensor
LED flash
Video Recording: [email protected][email protected]
Slow Motion: [email protected]
Front Camera25MP Sony IMX576, f/2.0, 27mm
Video Recording: [email protected]
Mobile PlatformCPU: 7nm HiSilicon Kirin 980 (2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 2.6GHz, 2x ARM Cortex-A76 @ 1.92 GHz, 4x ARM Cortex-A55 @1.8 GHz)
GPU: Mali-G76 MP10
RAM6/8GB LPDDR4X @ 2133MHz
PortsUSB Type-C (3.1), 3.5mm headphone jack
ConnectivityDual SIM, Dual 4G VoLTE, 1.4Gbps Cat. 21 LTE, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, A-GPS/GLONASS, NFC
Link Turbo, IR blaster
SecurityRear-mounted fingerprint-scanner
Battery4,000mAh, 4.5V/5A fast charging (22W Super Charge 1.0)
SoftwareHonor Magic UI 2.0.1 (Android 9 Pie)
Pricing6GB RAM + 128GB storage: ₹37,999
8GB RAM + 256GB storage: ₹45,999
ColorsMidnight Black, Sapphire Blue, Phantom Blue
AvailabilityJanuary 30, 2019 onwards on Amazon.in, HiHonor.in and offline at Reliance Digital Stores

One of the first features that are immediately noticeable when one picks up the Honor View20 is the striking design. The front of the device is an expansive 6.4″ display with minimal bezels and a camera hole for the front camera. The back of the device features a glass panel with a shimmery effect underneath — this is easily one of the more striking phones in recent times, and a lot of consumers looking for a premium and attractive phone will definitely get floored by the effect on the back.

The Honor View20 also sports a 48MP rear camera with a secondary 3D ToF sensor. The main sensor can click pictures in AI Ultra Clarity mode, which takes several 48MP images in 5 seconds to create one really sharp 48MP photo. You can check out uncompressed, original resolution photos shot with and without AI Ultra Clarity in this Google Drive folder. The camera is also capable of utilizing features like AI Super Night Shot and real-time object recognition while video recording. The 3D ToF sensor is utilized for 3D mapping, which enables features like 3D body shaping.

Honor View 20 Hands-On First Impressions Review Honor View 20 Video Review

The Honor View20 will be sold in India for a price of ₹37,999 (~$535)for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage variant, and ₹45,999 (~$647) for the 8GB RAM + 256GB storage variant. The device will be available in Sapphire Blue, Midnight Black and Phantom Blue colors. The phone goes on sale from midnight of January 30, 2019 at Amazon.in and HiHonor.in. The phone will also be available offline from Reliance Digital stores in the country.

Note: Huawei/Honor has stopped providing official bootloader unlock codes for its devices. Therefore, the bootloaders of their devices cannot be unlocked, which means that users cannot root or install custom ROMs.

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Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

I am a tech journalist with XDA since 2015, while being a qualified business-litigation lawyer with experience in the field. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected]